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Re: [vox] Biggest uptimes!
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Re: [vox] Biggest uptimes!



On Sat, 2006-02-18 at 16:42 -0800, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 03:31:37PM -0800, trixter aka Bret McDanel wrote:
> > wasnt it a desire for a long uptime that caused debin to not install a
> > patch for a known kernel vulnerability and they got owned because of
> > that?
> 
> Heh, I don't think I knew that. ;^)
> 

that is why debian.org was 'closed' for what seemed like a long time a
year or two ago.  The updated deb was in  their repository, they just
didnt apply it because they wanted those uptime numbers :/

Then they had to close everything down until they could verify EVERY
package to see if any were tampered with (none alledgly were) and
stuff..  It took a lot of man hours on  that one, for a corporate
setting that would not have worked too well...

> > Most other stuff can be upgraded without rebooting, generally anyway.
> 
> Indeed!  I can barely install a driver or upgrade stupid Adobe Acrobat on
> my Windows laptop at work without it wanting to reboot.
> 

most of that is a bad application developer, or using an older install
shield wizard, in xp anyway most reboots dont actually have to occur.


> Between that, and the simply bluescreen crashes that happen on occasion,
> this kind of thing really _should_ be impressive to non-Linux folks.
> (And one of the reasons I guess we have some uptimes listed on the LUGOD
> 'testimonials' page ;^) )

well a lot of that is driver problems, why xp started down the road of a
better HAL (hardware abstraction layer) although its not perfect, vista
is supposed to have an even better one so fewer things can actually take
the system down, even hardware drivers.


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